Science News Round Up: February 2012

Here is the science related news you missed in the month of June 2012:

February 28
Tackling the Mysterious Disease Plaguing the American Lobster
Mason environmental biologist Patrick Gillevet is part of a research consortium that is studying how and why a deadly disease is attacking American lobsters.

February 23
Adventurous Students Find Unexpected Paths at Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation
A semester at the Front Royal, Va., facility has proved to be an eye-opener for many students.

February 21
Doctoral Student Looks at Group Ranching in Kenya
Mason doctoral student Ryan Valdez has been traveling to the African country for a number of years to study the ecological response of group ranching there. He aims to prove that if neighboring ranches removed the fences between their properties, wildlife conservation would benefit.

February 8
Failure Is Not an Option: Science and Math Accelerator Offers Academic Boost
Passing key courses such as organic chemistry is a must for the College of Science’s 2,400 students.

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